My SAGA Saga

By Chris Anderson It’s no secret – I love music. I love everything about it. I love discovering new music and championing some artist long before they’re relevant. Even more so, I love discovering some band or artist who is so late in their career that they are often far past relevance, but boasting a […]

Jimmy and Angie’s Garden of Eatin’, Part IV

By Jimmy Deaton This season has been quite an adventure thanks to the weather. All of the excess rain has done wonders for some parts of the garden and others have hated it. All the plants have done exceptionally well with the exception of the tomatoes. We did lose a tomato plant to early blight, […]

On the road with OTC

Charlie and Sandy Collum were “On the Road” – again – with the Old Town Crier. This time they were on a 2 week riverboat cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. They spent a few extra days in this beautiful city and found a great bar/restaurant called Tales & Spirits that provided a great photo op. They said, […]

National Harbor Events

National Harbor Events August 2015 Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am- 5:00 pm Millers Farm Market On American Way Miller Farms offers a wide variety of local seasonal fruits and vegetables along with some imports – lemons, limes, pineapple, etc. – as well as baked goods and flowers. Fitness on the Potomac with WillPower Functional Fitness […]

Chadwick’s On the Strand – Still Changing

By Bob Tagert In 1749, when Alexandria was founded, only the fish and the seagulls ate and drank here. Where Chadwicks stands today (203 South Strand street), you would be treading water or riding a shallow-draft scow onto the sandy bank that bordered a high bluff behind you. The first person to leave his mark […]

Get to the Harbor!

Well, we are back from our sojourn to the Wild West and I am getting back into the swing of things here at home. I am, however, having trouble getting inspired about anything earth shattering as subject material for this month’s National Harbor section. I have to admit that I have “ants in my pants” […]

Go Set a Watchman

By Miriam R. Kramer When To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee emerged onto the literary scene in 1960, it caused a furor, winning the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It was also quickly turned into a classic movie starring Gregory Peck as the idealized hero lawyer, Atticus Finch, who battles to set free a black […]

A Signal for Controversy

By Sarah Becker In June, readers were encouraged to remember Flag Day, a June 14th celebration which officially began in 1949.  In the introduction I wrote: George Washington’s Headquarters Flag, with its 13 stars, stood witness to the most pivotal battles of the American Revolution.  Not all flags are as enduring.  These days the Confederate flag […]

Greenhill Winery & Vineyards- Extraordinary in Everyway

By Frank Britt Rustic elegance. History. Heritage and serenity. Fine French-influenced wines made from 100% Virginia grapes and a legacy deeply rooted in Virginia soil. And, most certainly, one of the most beautiful winery properties in Virginia. Greenhill Winery & Vineyards is extraordinary! Almost a decade before acquiring the property, David Greenhill had been impressed […]

Graveyard Tourism

By Steve Chaconas Mallows Bay is a really cool spot on the Potomac River. Loaded with the largest collection of historic shipwrecks in the US from the Revolutionary War to the present with over 200 known vessels. It is the final resting places for World War I wooden steamships, and numerous Native American and Civil […]